First of all, hearty congratulations on hosting this event!
Being a native of Madras, this is a great forum to enlighten the people of the rich history of Madras, the study of which is very often neglected in the school textboooks. Madras, being a key area where the very British empire in India was established and spread its arms in India and beyond , the study of history of this great place needs special attention.
Keep up the spirit!!
Make heritage walks free. The current crowd at Sriram’s walks always has only the rich. Don’t we need people of all backgrounds to appreciate the history of this city?
Also try to live stream the talks. It is very simple to do, I hear.
On 22nd morning at QMC campus- the Chennai Weekend Artists will gather to draw and paint this historic campus. 9 am to 12.30 noon. Participation by registeration only.e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dr.V.Balambal:9th Aug 2016.
Wonderful events on Madras. What to go what not to miss? selection is very difficult. As a student of History, Traditional Games, story telling etc etc, I am eager to learn more about Madras, my city.
Kudos to Organisers. Let me see how much I could make up.
CHENNAI : Ever imagined going around Namma Chennai in an open top double-decker bus? This is what The New Indian Express, jointly with NAC Jewellers, offers for the next one week as the city clocks in its 377th birthday.
To be flagged off at Gandhi Statue, Marina Beach at 7.45 am on Sunday by R Natraj, retired IPS officer and Mylapore MLA, the bus will cover city’s landmarks, places of interest and feature interesting stopovers.
s part of the week-long celebrations, that will end on August 28, many interesting activities are planned – tidbits of the city’s heritage, visits to landmark places, talks on the city and quiz on the city.
Also, an interactive session ‘archaeospeak’ with Fulbright scholar Dr. Suresh on ‘What it is to be an archaeologist in Chennai’ will be organised for children.
Eminent story tellers from the team of Dr Eric Miller, Director, World Storytelling Institute, would tell stories about Chennai’s historic heritage. Also, interactive sessions, personal stories, archaeological facts are also planned as part of Madras Week celebration for students from select schools in Chennai.
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